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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Parks Replacement Bond Audits

Parks Replacement Bond Audits

Bond Measure 26-159, the Parks Replacement Bond approved by voters in November 2014, included a requirement for audits. To meet this requirement, PP&R hired an independent audit firm, Harvey M. Rose (HMR), through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. HMR has provided a performance audit at the mid-point of the delivery of the Bond Program (January 2019). 

Audit Objectives

The Performance Audit’s objectives were to determine if:

  • The Bond Program funds were spent in a manner that adheres to the language of the Measure.
  • The Bond Program is operating in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring Bond dollars are clearly and separately tracked, and ensuring integrity and accuracy of financial statements.

Audit Findings  

The key findings of the audit were:

  • The Bond Program funds were spent in a manner that adheres to the language of the Measure.
  • The Bond Program is operating in a fiscally responsible manner. 

The audit made eight recommendations to further enhance the Program's efficiency. PP&R will develop strategies to respond to each recommendation and will document the results of those efforts. Another audit will be performed at the conclusion of the Bond Program. 

Read the full audit here